Question: What do Everton have in common with Southampton, Millwall, West Ham, Cardiff, Bolton, Wigan and Aston Villa?
Bonus point: Why are Everton worse than Portsmouth, Tottenham, Blackburn, Middlesbrough and Birmingham?
Matthew Lovekin, Posted 12/04/2011 at 11:33:12
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1 Posted 12/04/2011 at 14:47:28
As for the main question, I'm struggling. Is it something trivial like 'best pie award' or is it something important?
2 Posted 12/04/2011 at 15:12:59
2. What Matteo said.
3 Posted 12/04/2011 at 15:19:14
2) - They all have more letters in their names.
4 Posted 12/04/2011 at 15:25:00
Tim Cahill played for us and Millwall as well.
Cardiff's manager used to play for us and will manage us as well one day soon.
West Ham also won the ECWC and Wigan are also from the North West and play in blue and white?
Bonus point ? they aren't.
5 Posted 12/04/2011 at 15:57:24
2. Lower score in scrabble.
6 Posted 12/04/2011 at 17:36:55
Oh go on, tell us.....
7 Posted 12/04/2011 at 18:18:40
8 Posted 12/04/2011 at 18:44:14
2. What Matteo said
9 Posted 12/04/2011 at 18:46:58
The main question lists many recent FA Cup losers but I don't think they all are, maybe they've got to League Cup finals?
10 Posted 12/04/2011 at 19:37:04
11 Posted 12/04/2011 at 19:53:23
12 Posted 12/04/2011 at 19:55:12
b) Harry Redknapp has bid for every one of their players.
13 Posted 12/04/2011 at 20:10:54
14 Posted 12/04/2011 at 20:16:07
15 Posted 12/04/2011 at 20:22:21
16 Posted 12/04/2011 at 21:04:26
BONUS POINT: Everton are worse than those teams as they have all won silverware in the last 9 years (since Moyes took charge).
17 Posted 12/04/2011 at 21:44:19
18 Posted 12/04/2011 at 22:25:08
19 Posted 12/04/2011 at 22:35:25
Also, not enough seems to be made of the fact that Portsmouth effectively cheated to win the FA Cup. They spent money they didn't have on top players they couldn't afford and had to pull off some not-quite-legal tax dodges to achieve it.
The court ruling was along the lines of 'we won't punish you because the letter of the law wasn't quite clear enough, and to punish you fully would put you out of business which is no good to us but you clearly broke the spirit of law and no-one will be allowed to get away with this in future'.
20 Posted 12/04/2011 at 22:41:28
You have to accept that once you're in a final, luck plays an important part. For example, reaching the final to find an aggrieved, determined and title winning Chelsea team waiting for you or reaching it to find a mediocre Championship side waiting for you.
21 Posted 13/04/2011 at 08:33:15
A) They all play at football ground
Bonus easy = Victor Anichebe
22 Posted 13/04/2011 at 09:49:41
23 Posted 13/04/2011 at 09:56:20
Bonus: Why are Everton better than every remaining team in the English football system?
24 Posted 13/04/2011 at 10:12:59
A2: If you type all those team names into a Word document and change the type to 'symbol' then convert it to Russian then back to English, it spells: "Kenwright is a shithouse".
25 Posted 13/04/2011 at 11:45:49
26 Posted 13/04/2011 at 11:58:42
27 Posted 13/04/2011 at 13:20:04
Correct me if I'm wrong. So this was a (not so) veiled attempt at another anti-Moyes post?
I like it when people pose quiz type questions on here, but this is poor.
Here's some questions for you:
1. Do you really believe that the fact that most of those teams (I'll exclude Spurs as they are in fairly good nick at the moment) won a trophy in the last 9 years and have won nothing else or ever looked like they would win anything else means that they are "better" than us?
2. How many of the managers who were in charge of the teams mentioned at the time they won their singular trophy would you advocate as a replacement for David Moyes, bearing in mind that they would have zero funds available?
I am not being flippant, I am actually interested in your response and anyone else who has an opinion.
For all the teams outside the top 5/6 (since the addition of City to the rich clubs and Spurs' resurgence which has also been backed with plenty of money), winning a trophy is possible but highly unlikely and, if they do win a trophy, it will likely be the last one they see for a decade or more. Very similar to when we won in 1995, a great achievement but a somewhat freak occurrence, as with many of those teams mentioned. We very nearly did it but lost to a strong Chelsea team.
I cannot argue with the frustration at Moyes over team selection, tactics and style of play. I sympathise with the hunger for trophies and the unwillingness to accept mediocrity, I hold those very same frustrations. However, I cannot see the point in this sort of post as I do not agree that those teams are "better" and I would not have wanted any of those managers as a replacement for Moyes.
28 Posted 13/04/2011 at 14:19:04
#1 At least Everton got to a final. I'd have that over a 3rd round knock-out by Shrewsbury or a home beating by Reading any day of the week. Was a great day out, even though we lost, but hey, that's football.
#2 Other than Tottenham, I'd argue that most of those clubs' supporters would find it difficult to agree with you.
29 Posted 13/04/2011 at 15:19:35
Tottenham - Juande Ramos
Blackburn - Graeme Souness
Middlesbrough - Sshhteve McLaren
Birmingham - Alex McLeish
So which of those powerhouses of football management would you have replaced Moyes with? Bearing in mind that they'd have had zero money to spend (something which Appy Arry seems to struggle with these days).
I'd like to think that at least one of those mentioned above is a definite No No for reasons I need not mention.
30 Posted 13/04/2011 at 15:25:47
31 Posted 13/04/2011 at 15:34:09
32 Posted 13/04/2011 at 18:50:27
Portsmouth, Tottenham, Blackburn, Middlesbrough and Birmingham, two of which have been relegated and two more who could be this year. The other have a manager who spends money like it is going out of fashion.
Reality is we are as good as we are and only a handful of teams are currently better, all of whom have spent silly money in the last ten years.
33 Posted 13/04/2011 at 19:33:46
From your statement, the mediocrity value seems to be what you value more rather than winning anything.
34 Posted 13/04/2011 at 19:36:07
In the mean time, we can't even get past easier teams in the Euro Mickey Mouse Cup.
35 Posted 13/04/2011 at 19:39:27
36 Posted 13/04/2011 at 19:46:31
37 Posted 13/04/2011 at 20:04:37
38 Posted 13/04/2011 at 20:17:24
39 Posted 13/04/2011 at 20:51:12
40 Posted 13/04/2011 at 21:50:52
I really hoped that the 24-year rule would continue and am not happy to have lost that piece of history, but that's life, get used to it.
41 Posted 13/04/2011 at 23:26:22
Maybe in James world time really does go backwards!! in that case enjoy the Millenium celebrations!!!
42 Posted 13/04/2011 at 23:41:33
Question: What do Everton have in common with Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal?
Bonus point: Why are Everton better than Man City, Chelsea, Spurs, Newcastle, Villa, actually all except the 3 mentioned above?
A clue... something to do with League titles......
If you know your history!
43 Posted 14/04/2011 at 13:23:28
It's either that, or it's a Scrabble question.
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